bottles, early bedtime, & naps
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|Fri, 03-27-2009 - 12:38am|
noah's five months old now, and i just read the weissbluth chapter on 5-8mo olds. apparently, we're keeping him up WAY too late. he has been getting a bottle around 8:30 and going to bed around 9 or 9:30. weissbluth suggests bedtime between 6 and 8. i am DEFINITELY will to adjust, but i'm trying to figure out how the feeding schedule works. do we just then wind up with a "night feeding" at about 9:00 for the last bottle, or should i start making the daytime bottles bigger and eliminate the last one?
he currently gets five bottles. we have been doing a 6oz at 8:30, a 4oz and cereal at 11:30, a 6oz at 2:30, a 4oz and cereal at 5:30, and a 6oz at 8:30 - times are approximations depending on naps. which brings me to another topic.
naps. weissbluth suggests that naps be at certain times at this age. he seems to imply that the 2hr max wakeful period is no longer a concern - am i understanding correctly? noah tends to let us know when he's tired, but his napping is still sort of inconsistent. i also wonder if it's because he's tired from staying up so late (again, as implied by weissbluth).
help me sort this out ladies. TIA!!